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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 121–130 out of 388 events
from April 23, 2017 to April 4, 2018
in Education (x) category

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May21

Bird Watching

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird-watching walk led by Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club. Binoculars recommended.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May21

Seining

at Broad Channel American Ball Fields, Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get ready to get your hands wet; seining programs use nets to catch fish. Participation is first-come, first-served.
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Fishing, Wildlife
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Vertical Gardening 2: Pallet Planters

at Hooper Street Garden, Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
In this vertical gardening series you will learn how to transform recycled pallets into vertical gardening structures.
Category: Education, Seniors
Free!

May21

Urban Farm Exploration Day

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at our Urban Farm. Ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!
Category: Education, Nature, Best for Kids, Tours, Food, Talks, Waterfront
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Traditions Festival

at King Manor Museum (in Rufus King Park), Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
See how New Yorkers made household goods 200 years ago and learn about how communities from all across Queens today bring their culture to our city.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Festivals, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Must See
Event
May21

Science in the Park: Woodlands

at 76th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Topics include pond exploration, engineering, insects, and flight. This program is suitable for children ages 7 to 11.
Category: Education, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
May21

Sunday Salon: Peter Van Agtmael

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Peter van Agtmael will discuss work from his latest book, a personal story about coming home from years of covering war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Category: Education, Art

Must See
Event

Monday, May 22, 2017

May22

Central Park Tour: West Side Stories

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Discover some of the secret spots that the park's West Siders know and love: a lost village, a poetic garden, and a bridge with a spectacular view.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors
Free!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May23

Introduction to Sign Language

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
Learn basic sign language for communication. This program is offered to adults.
Category: Education
Free!

May23

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

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